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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Agrilus smaragdifrons

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Buprestoidea (Metallic Wood Boring Beetles)
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Agrilinae
Tribe Agrilini
Genus Agrilus
Species smaragdifrons (Agrilus smaragdifrons)
Explanation of Names
Agrilus smaragdifrons Ganglbauer 1889
Range
native to eastern Asia, adventive in our area (CT NY NJ PA as of 2016)
Food
host: ailanthus trees
Remarks
BG images taken in NYC (Jun 2014) may represent the earliest North American record
Internet References
https://njforests.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/SAF-Native-and-Non-native-Pests-of-Concern-to-Foresters-Final.pdf